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Honestly I no longer get excited about 28nm based chips any more... We've been on 28nm for over 2 years.

Bring on the 20nm GPUS
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Do want smile.gif
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Quote:
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Hotter than a thousand suns..

First card to come with LN2 as reference cooling tongue.gif

It is amazing how exaggerated the heat output of this card is due to AMDs stupid mistake of launching it with a worthless cooler at a target temperature setting of 94 degrees Celsius. The reality is that it doesn't run much hotter than a GTX 780 Ti...

GTX 780 Ti Gaming:



R9 290X Gaming:



GTX 780 Ti Windforce:



R9 290X Windforce:


Edited by Slomo4shO - 3/13/14 at 4:55pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Slomo4shO View Post

It is amazing how exaggerated the heat output of this card is due to AMDs stupid mistake of launching it with a worthless cooler at a target temperature setting of 94 degrees Celsius. The reality is that it doesn't run much hotter than a GTX 780 Ti...

Yup. AMD isn't the best, to say the least, at making reference coolers. GK110 and Hawaii consume similar amounts of power. AMD just clocks theirs higher stock and the reference coolers' throttling issue make them look much worse than the competition.


So... How many fans will be on the reference cooler and how large will the PCB be?
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290X2? 1400 dollar MSRP
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290X2? 1400 dollar MSRP

 

$2000 actual price :p!

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Well seeing how the prices seem to be coming back to original MSRP, a few being MSRP in the last 2 weeks, I can see the price being from $999min to $1200max.
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Probably $1200 min $1350 max.
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Probably $1200 min $1350 max.
Actually my math was off should add $100 to my originals so more $1100min to $1300max.
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Sounds about right really.
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